Walking with… Botanist Mark Spencer

A couple of Saturdays ago, I met with the botanist Mark Spencer, at Slade Green railway station in south east London, for a walk across the Crayford Marshes (an area of grazing marsh near to Erith) down to the River Thames. I had heard Mark talking about his work on Radio 4’s The Life ScientificContinue reading “Walking with… Botanist Mark Spencer”

Art, Borders and Beavers

I’ve been intersted in the reintroduction of locally/nationally extinct species for a long time, visiting Cranes in Somerset and the Great Bustards just a few miles away from me on Salisbury Plain. I’ve also recently completed a short film for Wessex Museums, supporting young people to respond to the stuffed Bustards at Salisbury Museum, asContinue reading “Art, Borders and Beavers”

Why Queer?

In my naming of this piece of research, it’s not so much that I am calling the river itself Queer, but my orientation towards it: ‘To queer something is to take a look at its foundations and question them…’ Charlie Glickman- Queer is a Verb I want to explore how we can alter our perceptionsContinue reading “Why Queer?”